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Santee Alley is one of the most popular shopping areas in the LA Fashion District and downtown Los Angeles. "The Alley" is best known for its festival atmosphere and amazing bargains.
Offering the latest styles in handbags and luggage for over seven years, Moose Luggage & Accessories is a staple of the alley. The big moose sign in front of the store welcomes shoppers into their newly renovated space. Though Moose has a great selection of quality luggage, handbags, and computer cases, their best kept secret is the select inventory of designer purses. That's right. Moose is the place to find authentic designer handbags at discounted prices. Designer bags are highly coveted and only a few are available at the store at time. Inventory changes every week with prices starting as low as $15.
Moose also offers a small selection of jewelry and accessories. They are a retail and wholesale business.
For 20 years BZ Studio has been selling wholesale and retail menswear out of their 1145 Maple Ave. location inside the Santee Alley. The family-run business focuses on men's casual shirts and suits, but also imports leather jackets and offers customers a selection of men's outerwear along with their extensive shirt and suit inventory. The father-and-son duo are a testimony to the history and evolution of Santee Alley. They originally chose to relocate their business from New York to the Fashion District because they wanted to immerse themselves in the wholesale market. As the alley evolved to accommodate retail shoppers so did their business.
BZ Studio aims to give customers the best quality at the most affordable prices possible. The average price for one of their casual long sleeve button-ups is $20, and if something doesn't fit quite right they also offer tailoring services.
Pictured above: Some of BZ Studio's top-selling styles
BZ Studio 1145 S. Maple Ave. in the Santee Alley 213-746-2528
Graphic prints are everywhere this summer, and we're particularly loving this bold zig-zag print. It reminds us of Beyonce's Carven zig-zag ensemble from a few weeks ago (see it here). We like the bright-color on black combination; it's a refreshing take on the neon-on-neon combos we've seen all spring. How great are the color options on those wedges by the way? Bring on summer! We're ready!!
Interested in purchasing something from this post? Click on the links above for contact information to each store.
We love hearing about your Santee Alley shopping adventures and encourage everyone to send us their videos and shopping stories. We'd like to give a huge thanks to The Moms LA and Fuschiafever21 for sharing their Santee Alley purchases. Thanks for visiting guys! You can see their videos and their purchases below.
We wish all fathers a wonderful Father's Day and remind you all that Santee Alley will be open this Sunday, June 17, 2012. Bring Dad for a fun family experience or come do some last minute shopping. Dad will find a great selection of men's clothing, shoes and athletic gear, as well as cell phone and electronic accessories. Hope to see you here! Happy Father's Day!!
NBC's Fashion Star is casting talented designers who know how to create ready-to-wear, fashion forward masterpieces. Whether you are undiscovered, up-and-coming, or already established, we encourage you to apply to be NBC's next Fashion Star!
The LA Open Call will be held at FIDM on Saturday, June 30th from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Those interested should bring 2-10 pieces of their original, ready-to-wear designs and portfolio.
We're currently obsessing over Santee Alley's new arrivals, and we couldn't help but notice a pattern of citrus hues and softer blue and peach colors that remind us of a perfect tropical breeze. We love the idea of adding a pop of orange or yellow to our summer outfits.
1. Clothing: Vickie's Fashion - 1136 S. Santee St., Unit B - 213.745.4336
We like a good pair of shoes, but we love a good pair of heels, and that is exactly what we found atForever Fashion. Located at 1031 Maple Ave. inside Santee Alley, Forever Fashion has and incredible selection of heels and wedges for every occasion. They also have flats and sandals in every style and color, all at very affordable prices. Immediately upon entering the store, we were greeted by their friendly staff and blown away by all the incredible shoes. Check out some of our favorites below.
Love the sparkles!
Forever carries both rhinestone and studded heels in an assortment of color and styles. How awesome are the studs on some of these?
And how pretty are these rhinestone studded pumps? We died and went to shoe heaven!